• staff report, Jiji, Kyodo

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Daily new COVID-19 cases hit record highs in 18 of Japan’s 47 prefectures on Tuesday, showing a surge in infections across the country.

Gifu reported a record 324 new cases, more than double its previous high marked on May 14. In Aichi, the daily tally came to 967, topping 900 for the first time.

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